The Embroidery Stitch Companion (Hardcover)

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The essential companion for every embroiderer from world famous costume designer and embroiderer Coline Bavois

“A well-organized and thoughtful embroidery guide. Great for beginners wishing to learn an exciting new skill. Also for experienced embroiderers who need or want to brush up on their techniques and improve their skills” – LIBRARY JOURNAL


Designed to be taken everywhere, along with your needles and threads, The Embroidery Stitch Companion gives practical expert advice on embroidering just about anything and everything!

From selecting the perfect stitch to applying embroidery to clothing, or embellishing your stitches with beads, you’ll find all the inspiration you need in this exquisite, pocket-size book.

  • If you are a beginner, you will find in this book all the information you need to get started, and soon gain confidence in your skills. 
  • If you are an established and confident embroiderer, the book includes plenty of tips and ideas to help you progress your work even further. 

Dip in and out of the book as you wish and follow your own creative embroidery aspirations! The book starts out by introducing all that you may need to become an embroiderer, and then explains the basic techniques, for preparing your fabric, threading the needle, and even displaying your work in a hoop.

Then progress to learning some of the more simple stitches to have at your disposal, before progressing to more complex stitches that will take your embroidery skills to the next level.

Let costume designer Coline Bavois, and The Embroidery Stitch Companion, become your indispensable guides to this timeless needlecraft.

About the Author


Coline Bavois discovered embroidery 10 years ago during her costume design studies, and it was love at first sight. She then went into training in art and fashion trades where she learnt embroidery, featherbedding, artificial floristry and millinery. Today she is a costume designer for the cinema industry, and she embroiders for films but also in Haute Couture projects, on top of her personal work in artistic embroidery. She likes to mimic natural textures, and things such as coral and tree bark are her inspirations. She enjoys working with traditional material in unusual ways by diverting the traditional techniques, but she also uses recycled materials.

She sometimes gets to exhibit her work, such as at the London-based competition, Hand and Lock, where she was one of the final contestants in 2018. After practising for several years, she wanted to popularize and pass on this craft through this book. 

Coline has worked on recent films and TV series as costumier, such as Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) and the new Amazon Prime serial, The Serpent Queen, as seamstress.

Praise For…


LIBRARY JOURNAL

Costume designer and embroidery aficionado Bavois’s book is sure to attract newcomers to the field of needle arts. She covers embroidery essentials, including types of fabrics, needles, threads, hoops, and transfer papers. Her book, written in precise language, teaches basic techniques, such as preparing the fabric, threading needles, and fastening off. There’s also decorative advice and a visual stitch guide that demonstrates how to create running, stem, back, blanket, and cross stitches with French and bullion knots. This handbook’s instructions progress in complexity. It includes illustrations and photographs that are clear with easy-to-understand directions. The last part of the book shows more advanced techniques, such as using appliqués, embroidering a T-shirt, and incorporating and applying beads.


VERDICT A well-organized and thoughtful embroidery guide. Great for beginners wishing to learn an exciting new skill. Also for experienced embroiderers who need or want to brush up on their techniques and improve their skills.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781800921634
ISBN-10: 1800921632
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: November 14th, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English